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  • University Of Tennessee Professor Arrested For Hiding Connections With China

    02/27/2020 8:00:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2020 | John Sexton
    Last month a professor at Harvard University was arrested for failing to disclose that he’d been receiving $50,000 per month from China. Dr. Charles Lieber had been recruited by something called the Thousand Talents Plan which pays foreign experts to share their knowledge at Chinese universities. However, professors are not allowed to accept research grants from federal agencies while also teaching in China. Lieber allegedly hid his China connections when applying for grants from the National Institutes of Health. Today, a professor in Tennessee has been charged for hiding similar connections to China: Anming Hu, an associate professor in...
  • Instagram Pulls Account Impersonating US Government Agency (Soleimani's Daughter not a US citizen)

    01/08/2020 8:27:26 AM PST · by Arones · 7 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Jan. 7, 2020 | AP (Amanda Seitz)
    An Instagram account that was impersonating that of a U.S. government news agency has been closed down after it was used to spread misinformation about the unfolding situation in the Middle East. The account wrongly claimed that the daughter of slain Iran Gen. Qassem Soleimani is a U.S. citizen. -------------------------- CHICAGO (AP) — An Instagram account masquerading as a U.S. government news agency was used to promote misinformation about potential fallout from America's targeted killing last week of Iran’s top general. The fraudulent Instagram account had nearly a half-million followers and used the name as well as logo of the...
  • Secret Service Agent With Stage 4 Lung Cancer to Race Javelina Jundred 100K

    10/26/2019 11:47:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 25, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    A year ago, Secret Service Special Agent Rod Wellman never thought he’d be tapering for a 100K race. The distance was never something he thought would cross his path. He thought the same thing about lung cancer. Yet, on October 4, 2018, Wellman found himself at an urgent care center for a cough that hadn’t gone away after several weeks. Some scans and X-rays revealed the cause. “I’ve never been that sick before,” Wellman told Runner’s World. “I thought it was just a chest cold. Then, they told me I had stage 4 cancer in my lungs.” By the time...
  • ‘I Basically Just Made It Up’: Confessions of a Social Constructionist

    09/30/2019 11:08:02 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 19 replies
    Quillette ^ | Sept. 17, 2019 | Christopher Dummitt
    If I had known, 20 years ago, that my side in the ideological wars over gender and sex was going to win so decisively, I would have been ecstatic. Back then, I spent many evenings at the pub or at dinner parties debating gender and identity with other graduate students; or, really, anyone who would listen—my mother-in-law, my relatives, or just a random person unlucky enough to be in my presence. I insisted that there was no such thing as sex. And I knew it. I just knew it. Because I was a gender historian. This was, in the 1990s,...
  • [2017] America’s hidden role in Chinese weapons research: Many scientists have returned to China

    08/27/2019 8:33:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 3/29/2017 | Stephen Chen
    China’s efforts to lure its scientists back from overseas institutions have been paying off militarily, with more than a little help from the United States. Military projects they have been involved in include China’s development of hypersonic weapons capable of penetrating missile-defence systems and the design of new submarines able to patrol quietly along the US west coast, researchers familiar with the programmes told the South China Morning Post. For more than a decade, China has been ramping up efforts to lure back talented scientists working at laboratories in the US linked to America’s nuclear weapons programme and other military...
  • Man learns mom’s body was sold to US military for ‘blast testing’

    07/31/2019 6:39:01 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 78 replies
    Fox 6 ^ | 30 July 2019
    .... Doctors worried the disease may have mutated, and hoped to study her brain after her passing to find out more. When the time came though, her neurologist couldn’t accept the body. Her son hoped reaching out to other donation facilities could lead to the same result. Days later, he received a wooden box with his mother’s information and an ID number. Inside, he was told, was a majority of her ashes. Years went by before Stauffer learned what he was told, wasn’t the case. “She was then supposedly strapped in a chair on some sort of apparatus, and a...
  • Chinese scientists guilty of ‘researching while Asian’ in Trump’s America

    06/29/2019 7:02:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 06/29/2019 | Peter Waldman
    The dossier on cancer researcher Wu Xifeng was thick with intrigue, if hardly the stuff of a spy thriller. It contained findings that she’d im­properly shared confi­den­tial information and accepted a half-dozen advisory roles at medical institutions in China. She might have weathered those allegations, but for a larger aspersion that was far more problematic: she was branded an oncological double agent. In recent decades, cancer research has become increasingly globalised, with scientists around the world pooling data and ideas to jointly study a disease that kills almost 10 million people a year. International collaborations are an intrinsic part of...

    06/05/2019 8:19:11 PM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/5/2019 | amber athney
    President Donald Trump is canceling a contract that provides government funding to the University of California, San Francisco for research that issues fetal tissue harvested from elective abortions. The Trump administration first focused its sights on the contract this past September, with the National Institute of Health (NIH) warning UCSF that its $2 million annual contract for fetal tissue research would be curtailed to 90 days and possibly canceled altogether. Senior administration officials told The Daily Caller that the contract will be officially terminated Wednesday. The cancelation stems from a 9-month U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) review...
  • Why Do So Many Researchers Still Treat Race as a Scientific Concept?

    06/02/2019 12:09:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    Slate ^ | May 30, 2019 | Tim Requarth
    In 2003, the anthropologist Duana Fullwiley spent six months observing a team of biomedical research scientists. The team wanted to find out whether genetic variation could affect how different people respond to drugs, and to do so, they recruited a group of racially and ethnically diverse research subjects. They were a diverse team themselves, with good intentions to address a worthy problem—it’s well known that different races suffer from health problems at different rates and can respond differently to treatments. If they could trace these discrepancies to genetic differences between races, the team reasoned, they could explain, and perhaps start...
  • New Zealand Girl Sends Prime Minister $5 'Bribe' To Fund Dragon Research

    05/14/2019 1:33:55 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | May 14, 2019 | Vanessa Romo
    Bazillions of adult Game of Thrones fans may currently be preoccupied with dragons, and the mother of dragons and that giant dragon-killing-dart machine — but one girl in New Zealand is trying to get serious about the real-life study of dragons. So much so that the 11-year-old recently tried to tempt Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern into launching a dragon research program, with a little bit of telekinesis studies on the side. Unfortunately, the prime minister could not be bought. She said it was a no-go.
  • Deleting just one gene may 'completely prevent' pancreatic cancer

    05/02/2019 10:23:08 AM PDT · by dfewfe · 32 replies ^ | Published 1 hour ago | Ana Sandoiu
    Using a mouse model of pancreatic cancer, researchers have zoomed in on a single gene that stopped aggressive pancreatic cancer from developing when the scientists removed it. holding the DNA concept illustration New research sheds light on the genetic drivers behind pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that tends to be diagnosed quite late and often resists treatment. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Some estimates predict that by 2020, pancreatic cancer will become the second leading cause of death. The...
  • Obesity significantly increases risk of serious disease and early death, warn researchers

    04/29/2019 5:15:01 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 60 replies
    ITV News ^ | 4/29/2019 | itv report
    Being obese is linked to a significantly higher chance of serious disease and early death than being a healthy weight, research on more than 2.8 million adults suggests. The chance of suffering serious illness goes up with increasing weight gain, experts analysing health, death and sickness data from UK adults found. How much does the risk increase as your BMI rises? Presented at the European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, the study found that people with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 35 were at 70% higher risk of developing heart failure than their healthy weight peers....
  • New scandal rocks academia’s commanding heights; Duke must pay $112 million for research fraud

    03/26/2019 6:56:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/25/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    The prestige of America’s elite universities is rapidly deflating, as scandals reveal them to be far from disinterested seekers of the truth and shapers of the minds of the meritocratically-selected future leaders. The hard truth is that they are big businesses, as self-interested and narrow-minded as any corporation, but harder to take because of all the pretensions. The admissions scandals unfolding, with more indictments promised, is but one pillar of elite academic prestige that is getting very shaky. Equally if not more serious is the problem of research fraud, spurred by the availability of gigantic research grants, mostly from...
  • Leftist narrative destroyed: ‘Extremist’ murders in U.S. have DROPPED under Trump, not risen

    03/20/2019 1:54:10 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 12 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/20/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The number of murders by extremist individuals has dropped significantly under POTUS Donald Trump compared to the final two years Barack Obama was president, according to a new study by the Anti-Defamation League. “In 2018, domestic extremists killed at least 50 people in the U.S., a sharp increase from the 37 extremist-related murders documented in 2017, though still lower than the totals for 2015 (70) and 2016 (72),” the ADL’s Center on Extremism reported. That said, the 50 deaths recorded last year did mark the fourth-deadliest on record for acts of domestic extremism, the center noted. Two major incidents in...
  • Was Bernie Sanders a Russian Agent?

    03/10/2019 9:16:54 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 29 replies
    cascade free zone ^ | March 11, 2019 | xeroxero
    .............The broad outlines of Bernie’s long-running infatuation with all things Soviet Russian are available to diligent researchers. We know Bernie went to Moscow for his honeymoon. This is sort of passed over and laughed off by his supporters, but it should not be. It that era it was considered a signature event in the life of a dedicated American communist. Something many American communists looked forward to as a culmination of their connections with the movement. This was frequently accompanies by other highly symbolic gestures, like getting married in a Red Dress, or having the wedding ceremony itself in the...
  • Senior Advocacy Association, AMAC, Provides an Alzheimer’s Update

    03/02/2019 4:18:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | February 28, 2019 | John Grimaldi
    WASHINGTON, DC — Alzheimer’s Disease [AD] has an insidiously disproportionate effect on senior citizens and their families. Surveys conducted over the past several years show that a diagnosis of AD sparks terror in the hearts of patients, families and friends, more so than just about any other fatal or chronic illness, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. In fact, a Marist Poll conducted in 2012 concluded that Alzheimer’s was America’s most feared illness. And, says AMAC, it still is. The association’s president, Dan Weber, says that for patients, perhaps it is “the idea of losing their identity and...
  • Academic Stopped From Researching ‘Sex-Change Regret’ Says Fear, . . .

    02/24/2019 6:50:15 PM PST · by aimhigh · 28 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 02/24/2019 | Christian News Network
    An academic has challenged a decision by Bath Spa University to refuse him permission to research trans regret. Psychotherapist James Caspian wanted to study people who had undergone “sex-change” operations only to later regret their decision and seek to reverse their transition. His research proposal was rejected by the university for being “politically incorrect.” Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, he said, “I was shocked, but immediately knew I was in the eye of a storm.” Caspian believes that his case demonstrates that the fear and sensitivity surrounding trans issues is stifling public debate and preventing them from being “critically examined.”
  • Facebook pays users to sideload data-gathering VPN in apparent violation of Apple privacy policies

    01/29/2019 8:08:47 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    appleinsider. ^ | Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 04:41 pm PT (07:41 pm ET) | By Mikey Campbell
    Outlined in a exposé by TechCrunch, Facebook's latest gambit to acquire user data pays participants $20 plus referral fees for nearly unfettered access to iOS usage patterns and activity. Through the Facebook Research app for iOS, which has been available since 2016, the company is able to collect data by enabling root access to a user's device. Marketed as a "social media research study," the VPN app is distributed through beta testing services Applause, BetaBound and uTest, the report says. Facebook relies on the three software testing platforms to enable sideloading of the Research app, effectively bypassing Apple's App Store...
  • Comparing the Global Rate of Mass Public Shootings to the U.S.’s and Changes Over time

    11/24/2018 3:13:16 PM PST · by richardb72 · 30 replies
    Social Science Research Network ^ | November 22, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    Please download a copy of this important new report: Abstract The U.S. is well below the world average in terms of the number of mass public shootings, and the global increase over time has been much bigger than for the United States. Over the 18 years from 1998 to 2015, our list contains 2,354 attacks and at least 4,880 shooters outside the United States and 53 attacks and 57 shooters within our country. By our count, the US makes up less than 1.15% of the mass public shooters, 1.49% of their murders, and 2.20% of their attacks. All these are...
  • TV News Buries Trump's Defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria

    10/23/2018 2:14:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 23, 2018 | Bill D'Agostino
    One of the Trump Administration's major accomplishments since taking office has been the virtual destruction of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, including the capture of the terror group's capital city of Raqqa in Syria. Under Trump, U.S.-backed coalition forces have regained nearly all of the territory that the self-ordained caliphate occupied in 2015. Yet on network evening broadcasts, the President and his administration have received virtually no credit for this achievement. Since Inauguration Day (January 20, 2017), the three broadcast network evening newscasts have spent more than 10,000 minutes on the Trump presidency, and only 33 minutes (0.33%)...